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2021 MLB Handicapping
(36-51) Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians (43-42)
Date: Saturday, July 10th, 2021
Time: 6:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Projected Pitchers: Mike Minor (KC) vs. Cal Quantrill (CLE)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +105 Marlins -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals +1.5, Indians -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Royals will be in Cleveland to take on the Indians for game 3 Saturday at 6:10 ET.
The Indians took the first game of the series 7-4 on Thursday.
Mike Minor get the start for the Royals and Cal Quantrill is going for the Indians.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals started off the season very strong but they have really fell off since then. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
They are 36-51 and sit last in the American League Central. The White Sox are 15.5 games ahead of them.
Before this series, the Royals lost 2 out of 3 against the Reds. The Royals scored 11 runs and allowed 17 of them.
Danny Duffy went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Thursday. The bullpen was not able to do their job.
Mike Minor has not been great so far this year. He is 6-7 with a 5.36 ERA. His last start was against the Reds on Monday where he went 6 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Reds won this game 6-2.
Pitching has not been great so far for this team. They have an ERA of 5.07 which is 28th best.
The offense is scoring 4.10 runs per game which is 25th best.
Whit Merrifield and Salvador Perez are some key hitters in their lineup.
Kansas City has hit 87 home runs which is 24th best.
Just like the Royals, the Indians started off good but have really struggled since. Cleveland has lost 4 of their last 5 games.
Their record is 43-42 and they are 2nd in the American League Central. The White Sox are 7.5 games ahead of them.
The Tribe got swept by the Rays before this series. Tampa scored 21 runs and allowed 9 in those 3 games.
Zach Plesac went 4 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday.
Cal Quantrill has been ok so far. He is 0-2 with a 4.20 ERA. His last start was on July 4th against the Astros where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. The Astros won this game 4-3.
The pitching for this team has really been struggling lately. A big reason for this is 3 of their key starters were hurt at one point. Having Plesac back is a good start, but Aaron Civale and Shane Bieber are still out.
The offense has been solid. They are scoring 4.27 runs per game which is 17th best in the game. 3rd baseman Jose Ramirez has been the best hitter on this team and he has lead them so far.
They have hit 103 home runs which is 18th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 20-42 in their last 62 games overall.
- Royals are 19-40 in their last 59 games on grass.
- Royals are 30-64 in their last 94 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Royals are 7-25 in their last 32 road games.
- Indians are 107-52 in their last 159 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Indians are 10-4 in their last 14 games with the total set at 8.5.
Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
Both of these clubs need to start playing better if they wish to gain any ground in their division. I look for the Indians to play well in this one.
The Indians are the better team and they have to play like it on Saturday. It is hard for me to have any confidence betting on the Royals.
I expect runs to be scored in this one. To me, it will be tough for either pitcher to really shut down their opponent. I see the Indians coming out on top in this one.
I like the Indians on the moneyline in this one.
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